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New raised metal benches for the polyhouse Native seedlings in the polyhouse

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Propagating seedlings



Lane Cove Community Nursery



Due to COVID, access to this facility is restricted. New volunteers must contact the Nursery supervisor prior to attending. Contactless plant pick up is available, contact relevant Council staff for details.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Nursery, please contact Council's Bushcare Co-ordinator Jim Casimir on 9911 3579.

All enquiries about Backyard Habitat plant orders should go through Council's Backyard Habitat Officer on 9911 3654.

Plants propagated at the Nursery are not for sale, but are used in many Council programs such as Bushcare, Backyard Habitat Program, bush regeneration and revegetation projects, community plant give-aways and more. Plants are available to residents through the Backyard Habitat Program.

Join our friendly group of volunteers and help grow local native plants for community and Council projects. Guided by knowledgeable staff, volunteers at the Community Nursery help propagate over 10,000 seedlings each year! Nursery activities include cleaning and sowing seeds, potting up seedlings, nursery maintenance and bush regeneration in the adjacent Stoney Gully.

If you would like to volunteer at the Nursery, please contact Council's Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or

Join Council's Backyard Habitat Program and get support to design a garden for local wildlife as well as creating spaces to enjoy.

The opening hours for the Community Nursery are:


  • Each Friday between 10.30am and 3.30pm                                   

Weekend workshops and activities (see schedule below):

  • 1st Saturday of the month, 9:00am - 12:00pm 




The Lane Cove Community Nursery and Eco garden is located via a short bush walk from the car park in Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West. Disabled access only is available from Banksia Close, as parking in this area is limited.

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Community Nursery Activities 2023

Growing Ferns and Groundcovers - NEW DATE
Saturday 17 June, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Bookings open closer to date

Become familiar with a range of native ferns and groundcovers and gain tips on how to propagate them.

Council's Community Nursery was established in 2005 as part of Council's Sustainability Action Plan, Think Global Act Local. On site there is a propagation nursery, Bushcare site and Eco garden. The nursery has a undercover propagation area and shed, polyhouses, rainwater tank and a shade house.  

The Lane Cove Community Nursery and Eco garden opened in June 2005 and  has been funded by a number of grants and programs including.

  • “Our Environment - it's a living thing" a State Government program - initial set up costs.
  • Lane Cove Council Sustainability Levy - benches in the polyhouse and plant dispatch area in 2011
  • Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society - A Federal Grant under the Envirofund program to work towards the regeneration and revegetation of the nursery's surrounding bushland area, Stoney Gully / Eco garden group. 

​If you like the outdoors and would like to learn more about sustainable gardening, indigenous plants or Bushcare, then get involved in Lane Cove Community Nursery!

Gardening information for residents

For more information, phone the Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or email